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Address: Off Castlegate, Penrith CA11 7HZ, England
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Small but worth a look

Penrith is a small castle ruin but worth a little look. It's free to get in you can visit in any daylight hours. You can also walk there from the town. We found a little car park... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed December 4, 2016
Hayley G
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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

A pleasant enough small set of castle remains. 30 minutes tops for a full look around - really just a small stop on the way to the shops!

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Penrith is a small castle ruin but worth a little look. It's free to get in you can visit in any daylight hours. You can also walk there from the town. We found a little car park in the town and walked up took us around 10 minutes. We had a little look at the castle and the park.. didn't... More 

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Penrith, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016

The castle is worth visiting as its stands in the middle of the park which is so nice especially in summer.have a walk round the park and ruins you won't be disappointed.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

This Grade I listed building, a short walk from the Town enter is well worth a look. While not as impressive as some of Cumbria other Castles, its history, setting and location means it should be on any Castle lovers list. Sadly while English Heritage could do more with the site (more information plaques and keeping the site free of... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

In the big scheme of comparing many castles, Penrith castle is not that great. It actually took me a couple of minutes to remember exactly what this castle offered, which was not a right lot. Obviously a forgettable experience for myself. It took the whole of five minutes to mooch around. No good photo opportunity if that's what you're after.... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful old ruin nestled right in Penrith near several restaurants (including a McDonald's which looks a little out of place in the background of some photos!) Definitely worth a visit. We had a great time wandering around and imagining what it must have been like!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Not much left of it but nice to walk around in the late afternoon. Found a children's park on the other side which was well kept if a little dated. Toilets not the best but at least there were some open.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

We visited the castle ruins after spending a few hours in and around the town. A 10 minute walk from the town and it's free! Well worth a quick visit after spending a bit of time in the lovely town like Penrith. Also try the grocery store in the town .... Not sure of the name but it's well signed... More 

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Wirral, United Kingdom
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241 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Nice castle interesting history. Park in sainsburys for 3 hours and walk through the park to get to it. Nice ruin hidden away.

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Thank TheHonestExplorer
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36 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

We were stopping over night in Penrith and decided to find the castle to explore before we left. It a ruin with a few information boards by the English heritage to give you information about the castles history. Its close to the town center so worth a detour if you and in the town

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